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As a River Runs Dry

As a River Runs Dry

Just outside of Thomaston Ga., a red dirt driveway winds its way through a forest of sweet gums, oaks, pines and beech trees, marking the lone driven track on a large swath of land.

August 31, 2013 — Robynne Boyd

Summertime and the Dams Come Down

Summer is called dam removal season by those who cherish the notion of dams being demolished. The hotter, dryer weather limits a river’s flow and seasonal fish migrations  pause, providing the necessary conditions for demolishing the commonly aging infrastructure once erected to provide irrigation, water storage, hydropower and/or flood control.

July 30, 2013 — Robynne Boyd

Butt-Breathing Turtle Now Critically Endangered

Few reptiles can breathe underwater. Australia is home to one of the exceptions, the white-throated snapping turtle (Elseya albagula), which can extract oxygen from water through its backside via a process called cloacal respiration.

December 12, 2014 — John R. Platt
Fish Found: The Greatest Conservation Success Story of 2013?

Fish Found: The Greatest Conservation Success Story of 2013?

Seven months ago things looked pretty bleak for the Mangarahara cichlid (Ptychochromis insolitus). The only habitat for this rare Madagascar fish species had been destroyed and the cichlid was down to its last three known individuals, all of which were males.

December 23, 2013 — John R. Platt

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